STATE-OF-THE-ART OF LONGITUDINAL CONTROL OF AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT VEHICLES

This paper examines the state-of-the-art of longitudinal control of Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) vehicles. The three basic longitudinal control concepts used for AGT systems-block control, point-follower, and vehicle-follower--are described and implementation of these concepts in systems currently being developed is presented. Constant-separation, constant-time-headway, and constant-safety-factor spacing policies; their implications on system operation; and their impact on the behaviour of vehicle strings are discussed. A discussion of minimum headways is presented in the Appendix.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  United States  27706
  • Authors:
    • Garrard, W L
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00194659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM